Desert Mob 2022 will showcase one of the most significant art movements, one of vast distances of country and kinship, forming a vibrant statement of contemporary desert art and culture.
September 1 – 7 Desart showcases Art Centres On Screen; a powerful collection of story-telling direct from the desert. Produced by Desart and art centres, these series of short films see artists on Country sharing stories of their personal histories, creative practice, art centre, culture and community.
The Desert Mob Exhibition opening on September 8 at the Araluen Arts Centre, is always a vibrant and true statement of contemporary cultural expression and power. Curated by Hetti Perkins and Marisa Maher, the exhibition will bring together hundreds of new, innovative artworks from both emerging and established artists, from the vast regions of Central Australia encompassing WA, SA and the NT.
The Desert Mob MarketPlace on September 10 held in the Araluen Arts Precinct, is a large affordable and unique art market, bringing together paintings, punu, ceramics, Tjanpi weaving, sculpture, clothing, jewellery, textiles, and homewares from across Central Australia. Purchasing from the Desert Mob Marketplace ensures the ethical purchasing of art with all income going to Aboriginal-owned art centres. Take the opportunity to chat with the artists, learn about Aboriginal culture and community and participate in masterclasses and demonstrations.
Beverley Rogers. Image courtesy of Martumili Artists and Iwantja Arts artworks, 2019 Desert Mob exhibition. Photo by James Henry, courtesy of @desartinc